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America Will Take the Giant Leap to Mars

Posted October 11th, 2016 at 9:34 am (UTC-4)
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We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America’s story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time.

A Second Life in Space for Cold War Nukes

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 1:34 pm (UTC-4)
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In the tradition of turning swords into plowshares, it’s an appealing idea: converting the U.S.’s ballistic missiles into rockets for civilian space transport. It’s also a sensible one — and Congress should change the law to make it happen.

Use Outer Space to Strengthen U.S.-China Ties

Posted April 26th, 2016 at 4:31 pm (UTC-4)
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The United States and China have differing goals and priorities in space….Failure to reconcile their differences in this domain could lead to a renewed arms race that could be to the detriment of both sides.